A good-bye and a 10 must-do-things-list!

Dear all, as sadly all good things in life eventually come to an end, so has my time in Saint Petersburg and at Liden & Denz. It is difficult for me to wrap up my experience in a few words: my time here was so intense that sometimes I feel that I have been here… Continue reading

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Lunch-time after classes, where to go?

Maybe you have classes in the afternoon because you are taking the intensive course, or maybe you just feel like having a bite with your classmates right after school, because by 13.40 you are starving and lunch is a great moment to socialise. Either way, the chances are high that you will be looking for… Continue reading

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National Flag Day!

Today Russia celebrates its National Flag Day! While it is not a day off, special events will be hosted in many Russian cities. Saint Petersburg dwellers, for instance, will be able to attend a free concert on Palace Square, a military parade and an acrobatic air show by the “Russian Knights” stunt pilots. On August… Continue reading

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Chizhik-Pyzhik, where have you been?

Chizhik-Pyzhik, where have you been? Drank vodka on the Fontanka. Took a shot, took another – Got dizzy. Чижик-пыжик, где ты был? На Фонтанке водку пил. Выпил рюмку, выпил две — Зашумело в голове. “Chyzhik Pyzhik helps students to get through unhappy love affairs and get around on public transport without having tickets.” – Gabriadze,… Continue reading

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Muzeon Park, ideal for a Soviet-nostalgic stroll or free Yoga classes.

Do you feel like indulging in some Soviet Nostalgia? The Muzeon Park in Moscow is the place for you. Also known as the Park of the Fallen Heroes, Muzeon is the dumping ground for the Soviet statues that were ripped from their pedestals in the 90s after the fall of Communism. The park houses more… Continue reading

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A Legendary Route: The Trans-Siberian Railway

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A Legendary Route: The Trans-Siberian Railway The legendary route of the Trans Siberian Railway crosses two continents, 9288 km and seven time zones. Since 1916 it connects Moscow to Vladivostok in a single continuous service. Its story is deeply connected to Russian history. In the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5) the Trans-Siberian Railway was considered one of the reasons for… Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg Celebrates Navy Day: this Sunday, July 27th!

Navy Day

Saint Petersburg Celebrates Navy Day: this Sunday, July 27th! Saint-Petersburg is the cradle of Russian Navy. The city was founded after a war to control the access to the Baltic Sea, as the victorious Peter I aimed to make Russia a naval power by building a strong fleet. To this day Saint-Petersburg is the Marine Capital of Russia and… Continue reading

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Shows on Fashion History in Riga: “The Ladies’ Paradise”!

Tomorrow night is the first appointment of “The Ladies’ Paradise”, a series of 10 night performances (1o pm to 1 am) that every thursday, until 21 August, will offer ten fashion designers’ interpretations of the European fashion history of the 20th century. The performances will take place at the Culture Chalet “Esplanade 2014”, one of the focal points… Continue reading

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